I like to use SIGGRAPH as a gauge for how business is in the 3D industry.
The conclusion: things aren’t good.
There were approximately 12,000 attendees…less than half of last year in LA and the smallest turnout since 1980 in Seattle.
My first SIGGRAPH was in ‘97, which was also the best attended at nearly 50,000.
Jon Peddie Research has a nice chart with the attendance numbers…
Full article is here.